ERIC Number: ED346593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State High School Graduation and College Preparation Requirements Compared. House Research Information Brief.
Larson, Lisa; Fine, Kerry Kinney
A disparity in high school coursework currently exists between college preparation requirements and state board/school district graduation requirements in Minnesota. Because graduation requirements are general, the extensiveness and quality of curriculum requirements can vary greatly by school district and building. This information brief compares Minnesota high school graduation requirements and college preparation requirements. Findings are that: (1) extensive variation in school districts' educational goals contributes to variation in such curriculum areas as vocational education and elective course offerings; and (2) the state board of education is proposing to amend its rule governing graduation requirements and minimum program offerings. A chart offers comparisons of the state's high school graduation and college preparation requirements for grades 10-12 and shows that the state's postsecondary education system preparation requirements exceed those for high school graduation. Three implications for students are identified. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul. Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota